24 Jan 2023
Stress may trigger male defense against predators
Only males among the fish species crucian carp have developed a strategy to protect themselves from hungry predators, according to a new study from Lund University in Sweden. The e...
19 Jan 2023
Feathered robotic wing paves way for flapping drones
Birds fly more efficiently by folding their wings during the upstroke, according to a recent study led by Lund University in Sweden. The results could mean that wing-folding is the...
5 Jan 2023
Colloid chemist is new honorary doctor of science
Jan Dhont, a chemist whose major achievements have been significant for life science and food science, has been awarded an honorary doctorate by the Faculty of Science at Lund Univ...
5 Jan 2023
Researchers take first step towards controlling photosynthesis using mirrors
With the help of mirrors, placed only a few hundred nanometers apart, a research team has managed to use light more efficiently. The finding could eventually be useful for controll...
6 Dec 2022
Sharp shooting biologist winner of international photography award
Roberto García-Roa, postdoc at the department of Biology has won yet another prestigious photo award. This time he’s the overall winner of “Capturing Ecology”, the British Ecologic...
9 Nov 2022
Study uncovers widespread and ongoing clearcutting of Swedish old forests
Almost one fourth of Sweden’s last unprotected old-growth forest was logged between 2003 and 2019. At this rate, all of these ecologically unique and valuable forests will be lost ...
9 Nov 2022
The UN’s climate change conference COP27 – topics on the agenda
The UN’s annual climate change conference is currently ongoing in Sharm el-Sheikh in Egypt. Over the course of two weeks, representatives of the world’s nations will gather to disc...
30 Sep 2022
Less bird diversity in city forests
A new study led by Lund University in Sweden shows that cities negatively affect the diversity of birds. There are significantly fewer bird species in urban forests compared with f...
26 Sep 2022
Mysterious ripples in the Milky Way were caused by a passing dwarf galaxy
Using data from the Gaia space telescope, a team led by researchers at Lund University in Sweden has shown that large parts of the Milky Way's outer disk vibrate. The ripples are c...
19 Sep 2022
Strawberries were smaller when bees ingested pesticides
Solitary bees that ingested the pesticide clothianidin when foraging from rapeseed flowers became slower. In addition, the strawberries pollinated by these bees were smaller. This ...